We are partnering with the Insurance Institute of Canada and Career Connections to present our annual student hackathon.
We are inviting students from across Canada to come together for a friendly competition, a chance to meet and collaborate with P&C industry leaders and win prizes!
Join us for 2 days of excitement as you try to solve an industry challenge on emerging risk management.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: APRIL 18, 2022
You will be matched with senior members of the industry to help guide your solution to ensure it brings real business value
You will share your final idea with a jury panel of industry innovators and compete against student teams across Canada for a chance to win cash prizes and bonuses to enhance your career
Meet senior insurance industry professionals and employers to expand your network
Pitch your solution to see how it stacks up against others in the competition
Gain valuable experience as you join the innovation community in insurance
This is your chance to meet young talent and see how they approach challenges facing our industry.
Help guide the student teams and provide the real-world perspective necessary to build real-world solutions
Gain visibility in front of top talent and position yourself as a supporter of innovation in the industry
on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29, 2022
The facilitated hackathon will be live from 9 AM to 5 PM EDT, with guided Design Thinking methodology and live support from industry mentors.
Final pitches will be submitted in video format and must be received by April 30th, 2022 at 12 noon EDT.
on Monday, May 2, 2022
The wrap up event will be live from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
This event will be open to the industry and all participants, as the top teams present their video pitches and participate in a live Q&A session. Our esteemed panel of judges will ask final questions about the solutions, before making the determinations and announcing the winners.
FCIP C.O.O. Ecclesiastical Insurance
Dave has over 30 years of experience in the P&C insurance market in Canada, having held progressively senior roles at RSA and more recently as COO of Unica Insurance where he led many transformational initiatives. He joined Ecclesiastical in 2021 as the COO for Canada. Dave has held several leadership roles within the industry, and most recently has been a Committee Member with the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Deputy President Governing Council with Insurance Institute of Ontario, and on the Governing Council with the Insurance Institute of Canada. Dave is passionate about engaging a variety of stakeholders in order to help champion the brand of the insurance industry as an excellent career choice.
Chief Insurance Officer
Vice President, Alberta Region at Wawanesa Insurance
As a University of Manitoba graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Actuarial Science, Tannis also holds the designations of ACAS, ACIA, and CIP. Tannis began her career in banking and life insurance and joined Wawanesa in 2011 as an Assistant Actuarial Analyst. Over the next several years, she assumed roles of increasing responsibility and is now the Vice President, Alberta Region which services 550,000 customers with over 600 staff. In addition to her formal role, Tannis is a member of Wawanesa’s Pension Committee and represents Wawanesa on the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Alberta Committee.
Tannis is passionate about giving back to the community. She has been a sessional insurance instructor at the University of Manitoba and most recently she has been volunteering with the Casualty Actuarial Society. She’s recently relocated to Edmonton with her husband and their two German Shorthaired Pointers. She looks forward to exploring the new city and aspires to get her pilot’s license later this year.
VP, Commercial Insurance
at Chubb Insurance
Nooriyah Singh is currently the Vice President of Commercial Insurance at Chubb Insurance Company of Canada. After graduating from an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University, Nooriyah started her career as an underwriting trainee at Intact Insurance after which she moved to Chubb. She has her FCIP degree from the Insurance Institute and continues to be involved in recruitment, learning and development programs and leading coaching circles for various groups within Chubb. She holds a co-chair position for the Chubb Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee and is committed to driving change for all multi-cultural talent.
Associate Vice President
at TDI underwriting
Marcia is an experienced insurance professional with over 20 years in the industry. She joined TD Insurance in 2004 and has held a variety of successive leadership roles in Sales, Underwriting, Monitoring and Controls; Marcia is currently Associate Vice-President, TDI Underwriting. Marcia is a visible leader, well respected by her colleagues and known for delivering results; she also understands the importance of building for the future by actively supporting a talent pipeline.
She holds her CIP designation and maintains a strong understanding of the regulatory environment. Marcia was instrumental in developing and supporting a risk-based culture at TD Insurance and ensures a strong governance structure within her teams.
During her career Marcia has mentored many colleagues and is a huge proponent of continuous learning She was nominated for Ascend Canada’s Manulife Mentor of the Year Award for her highly visible and impactful leadership skills, and her passion for personal development.
Marcia strongly advocates to bring awareness and visibility to women and minorities in the workplace. She recently hosted a Ted Talk on environmentalism and its’ impact on the black community.
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“This is a unique opportunity for students from different faculties across Canada and from diverse backgrounds to test themselves while they solve real-world industry problems.”
CIP, Career Connections Program Officer Insurance Institute of Canada
Career Connections Manager Insurance Institute of Canada
“We at Cookhouse Labs are driven by the idea that together we can make insurance better. We are proud to partner with IIC for this exclusive Ideathon event in Canada and cannot wait to innovate with the exciting young talent who will be creating the future of insurance.”
Co-Founder Cookhouse Labs
Student teams from university and college programs across Canada in arts, science, insurance, business, analytics, and data science are encouraged to attend! As well as students from all disciplines with an interest in innovation and Risk Management in the P&C insurance industry.
Teams will have a choice of challenges to solve around a theme coming out of a new Insurance Institute research report on Risk Management. Stay tuned as we reveal more information about the theme closer to the event date. Challenge statements will be released at the start of the event on the morning of April 28.
Pre-event you will receive helpful information about the Design Thinking methodology to set the foundation for the hackathon, and during the event you will be guided with regular check-ins to keep your team on track. You will also receive a copy of the new Risk Management research report in advance of the event to help provide an overview of the implications of these technologies in the P&C industry in Canada.
The cash prizes awarded to the winning teams are $1000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third. The career-building prizes include: 30-minute career chat for each team member (Top 3); coffee chat with industry innovator, mentor, or judge of your choice (Top 3); resume critique or practice interview for each team member (Top 2); and 1:1 coffee chat with industry leader/innovator (Winner).
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